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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Walking Dead: 503 "Four Walls And A Roof" Review & Recap

Four Walls And A Roof

• Tip: When watching this episode make sure to have all your lights off. Most of it consists in the dark.

Well, we now know Bob is a dead man walking, or not so much walking...
Gareth and the rest of the termites (or Hunters as they're known in the comic) eat away at Bob's leg on the barbie. Gareth spouts out this monologue about how when they capture people they're given a choice.

"You join us or feed us." - Gareth

Gareth explains that in the wild, bear cubs become food for the parents if there isn't enough around. Gareth and his people have used this philosophy to survive. Bob listens to Gareth and starts to cry, but that crying doesn't last long as it soon turns into laughter. Gareth and the rest of the hunters are confused as to why he thinks this is funny. They are eating his leg right in front of him!

Bob reveals a secret that most of us were speculating last week. Bob pulls the sleeve down on his left shoulder and reveals that he's been bitten! Bob cackles to them, "I'm tainted meat!" he laughs.


The hunters spit out what they're eating fearing the worst. "Are we going to turn?" some of them ask Gareth. "We should have checked him first," another says in annoyance. Gareth argues that because they cooked him they should be fine. Either way Bob gets the last laugh there.

~ Start Intro ~

Sasha goes out looking for Bob. She obviously realized he's been missing for a long time now. Tyreese and Rick find Sasha killing a few walkers in the woods. She tells them that someone is getting away. She think they're being watched. Rick realizes that not only is Bob missing but Daryl and Carol are missing too.


The three go back to the church and Sasha accuses Father Gabriel for being the one in the disappearance of the three. Gabriel remains innocent. He has no idea why they think he had anything to do with their missing people. Rick questions about the engraved phrase on the church. "You will burn for this."

Gabriel admits his haunting past. He kept the church locked and didn't allow his congregation access to the church. He allowed woman, children, families to die outside the church walls. He's kept this sin to himself for months now.

"I'm damned. I was damned before." - Gabriel

The group hears a whistle from outside. They go outside to check and find Bob lying outside in the grass with a missing leg. There are also walkers herding around the church. Rick and his group kill the walkers and head inside with Bob. On the side of the church a giant "A" has been painted.


Rick asks Bob about Daryl and Carol. Bob tells them that Gareth said he saw the two drive off. Bob reveals why he was outside alone in the first place. He shows his bite mark. Tyreese takes Bob into the church's office to rest. Rick is determined to hunt down the hunters and kill them for what they did to Bob. Remember Rick wanted to do this right after they escaped Terminus.


Abraham interrupts. He's set on leaving tonight to head to Washington. Rick doesn't want to leave because he knows Daryl and Carol will be back. Abraham doesn't care he wants to get Eugene to D.C pronto. Glen stops a fight happening between Rick and Abraham.


Glen convinces Abraham to stay one more day and help and Glen and Maggie will go with Abraham's group to Washington.

Rick, Glen, Maggie, Sasha, Michonne,  and Abraham head out to kill the Hunters. Meanwhile Gareth and his people waited for Rick and his group to leave to attack. The hunters break down the door and break into the church. The rest of Rick's group hides in the office together armed and ready.

Gareth toys with the ones hiding in the church. This was a very tense scene. Before they can break into the office two of Gareth's men are shot and killed. Gareth and Martin look towards the entrance of the church. Rick comes out from the shadows.


They shoot Gareth taking off  couple of his fingers. Rick approaches Gareth while the rest of Rick's group surrounds his men. Gareth tells Rick that they use to help people. Rick isn't up for letting them live. He pulls out the machete with the red handle he told Gareth he'd kill him with. "Besides, I already made a promise." Rick hacks away at Gareth and kills him while the rest of Rick's group does the same to his people. It was pretty brutal, almost as brutal as the Hunters are. I couldn't help but notice, Tara, Maggie and Glen, and Tyreese seemed a little disturbed by the brutality.


Later the group says their goodbyes to Bob.

Bob thanks Rick. He says he didn't know if there were any good people left. He thanks Rick for taking him in because Rick took people in. Sasha spends time with Bob's last moments until he finally dies. Tyreese puts Bob out of his misery. I think this is the first person Tyreese has actually killed. We thought Tyreese had killed Martin (the cabin douche) but apparently he hadn't. They bury Bob and Abraham and his group prepare to leave for D.C


Abraham hands Rick a map. He tells him to get to D.C as soon as possible so they can meet up. Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Maggie, Glen, and Tara get in the church bus and leave. The rest of the group stays behind and watches the bus leave. Ugh, I don't want the group to split up!

Rick opens the map and notices a message Abraham left behind.


Later that night Michonne stands post outside the church. Gabriel joins her claiming he can't sleep. Michonne hears movement in the bushes approaching. She goes to investigate drawing her sword. Turns out it's just Daryl returning but with no Carol? What.... Michonne asks, "Where's Carol?"

Daryl looks behind him and says. "Come on out."

• Cut to Black •

What?? Cliffhanger. What happened to Carol? Did he find Beth?
We'll find out next week I'm sure.

Rating:
7/10

Only because this episode was hard to see because it was so damn dark.

R.I.P Bob!


You will be missed.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Moving Company Drama: A Horrifying True Story


Wanna hear a really scary story? It's getting close to Halloween and I think it's time I tell you a truly frightening tale.

So, where to begin? Oh, wait. I know just where. Since I graduated back in September I knew I'd have to move back home for a bit before moving to CA. So my mom found a moving company that was relatively cheap to move my furniture from Orlando to Miami. They are called, Moving On Up: Moving Company. My mom got a quote for $622 and this company made her put a down payment of 10% ($62) for the fee.


Now realize this. My stuff was suppose to originally be moved by Wednesday (10.22.14) because I was going to drive down on Thursday back to Miami. Late on a Tuesday night the movers called my mom to tell her there would be a change in arrangement. They said they were "late" and the moving would be postponed till Saturday. Of course. 


My mom has work and was helping me move as is. She needed to be back Friday, but she ended up staying an extra day with my sister an I. My sister is still living in Orlando for college and she had all of her stuff moved into her new apartment. We used different movers to transport her stuff and those movers we used were very nice and professional.


Friday comes and my mother and I journey back to Miami with a load full of stuff. I left my heavier furniture back at my old apartment which consisted of, two end tables, a bed, and a dresser. My sister was going to meet these movers on Saturday to allow them access into the apartment as well as watch them move my shit.

My mom told my sister to ask them how they wanted their payment. She asked the main mover Daniel, (Fuck it I'm going to expose their names) how they wanted to be paid. She said, "Do you want to be paid by check?" He said, "Yes, that is fine. You pay in checks."

My sister gave this information to my mother so we'd be prepared. My sister also asked when we'd expect to get my furniture. They said either later that Saturday evening or the following morning. (Sunday) 


Saturday evening comes and goes and my mom and I are like, "Okay, we'll surely get it tomorrow morning." Sunday morning comes and goes and it's 3pm. We get a call from them. Their reception or cell phones aren't very good and keep cutting in and out. They tell us we'll be there this evening. My mom and I are like, "Okay, we'll be waiting." (Like we have been all day.)

That evening my Mom and I are watching The Walking Dead and we're thinking, "Watch they'll come right in the middle of it." They don't luckily. Then at 10:05 we hear the doorbell ring. They've finally arrived... We open the door and act pleasant because after all they do have my shit, but we were still slightly irritated by them. The main mover Daniel comes into the house with a contract in hand. He comes over to the kitchen table and hands the contract over to my mom. She takes her purse out with her checkbook and says "So, this will be $622?"

Daniel corrects her quickly. "Oh, no, no, no. It'll be $820."

Me:

Both of us are dumbfounded. My mom asks were the extra charge came from. He points out that there was a $72 extra charge for the van, which was not explained to us. My mom pulls out a pen and annoying goes to start to write the check and Daniel stops her. "You can't pay with checks," he says.

...Uh, what?

My mom explains about how we asked my sister and he TOLD her that we could pay with checks. He denies it and says she must have talked to someone else. What. The. Fuck? Mind you we don't have enough cash on hand and it's nearly 10:30 at night. My mom argues with him and tells him that's bullshit. He denies it and says he made it perfectly clear. No you didn't, bitch...

At this point my furniture is basically being held for ransom. My mom is really pissed off as well as me. She gets up and storms out of the house saying. "Fine I'll fucking go to the bank, go to the fucking ATM, and get your fucking payment. But I swear I'm going to blast your employer tomorrow morning!"


Daniel is very nonchalant at this point like he hears this all the time. He's just like, "Okay, okay. That's fine."

My mom leaves to get the money. I'm stuck at the house with these shady ass movers parked outside with my shit. I call my aunt, bitch to her and she sends my older cousin over. My cousin interrogates them and gets the same bullshit story. Daniel tells him that he didn't tell my sister we had to pay in checks. He says he didn't tell my sister that the deliver would be on Saturday or Sunday morning. He basically calls my sister a liar.

My mom gets back with the cash and just barely has enough to pay him. She counts out the money on the table while Daniel watches carefully. Greedy lying son of a bitch...She had to pay $820
He takes it and is like, "Okay, thank you. We'll start moving your stuff now."


They move my stuff in and in the meantime my mom, cousin and I are talking shit about them right in front. We don't care at this point. They have well fucked us over. This is a warning to those of you who live in South Florida. DO NOT USE THESE ASSHOLES. They will rip you off!


We also found they forged some documents so we'll be dealing with that tomorrow. I want to get my money back to be honest. Don't trust these people!


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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Walking Dead: Episode 502 "Strangers" Review & Recap


.::"Strangers"::.

Episode 2 picks up right where we left off in episode 1. The group is still making their way as far away as they can from Terminus.  Tyreese thinks Carol should not talk about what happened with Lizzie and Mika. But he does want everyone to accept Carol back into the group. Carol wants to tell the others but respects Tyreese's wishes to keep quiet. Tyreese doesn't want to think about it anymore. He wants to move on from the incident and forget it.

Carol and Rick get over their differences. Rick forgives Carol for what she did back at the prison. If Tyreese can forgive Carol so can he. Carol gives back Rick's watch that she snagged from Terminus. Rick does the same and offers Carol the watch she gave him to replace his. She doesn't want it. (Remember Carol's abusive husband gave her that watch)

"You said I could survive. You were right" - Carol to Rick

Daryl and Carol stay up and keep watch at night while the others sleep. Daryl wants to know what happened to the girls. Carol doesn't want to talk about it. A branch cracks nearby and Daryl gets up to investigate. He thinks it may have been nothing but secretly someone is watching them from the shadows of the forest. It isn't a walker...

End Teaser/Start Intro

The group tries to track down what they heard the night before. They are unable to find any tracks. Daryl comes back with some squirrels from them to eat. He thinks they're being watched. Abraham is set on waiting to get to Washington as soon as possible. Rick seems like he is down for that as he's tired of being in the woods.

As the group continues in search for a new camp Bob and Sasha play a game together. Their relationship is still fairly new and is growing. At this point I kind of felt this foreshadowed something. It's the writers telling us, hey here's this relationship play attention we're going to do something with it.

Suddenly the group hears someone calling for help. The group stays still unsure of helping the person. Carl wants to help them. Rick gives in and the group rushes off. On top of some sort of bolder is a priest. He's fending off walkers with his foot as they reach for him. The group takes down the four walkers saving the priest.

The stranger introduces himself. It's Father Gabriel!

Rick wants to know if he has any weapons on him. He doesn't. Rick pats him down and asks him the three questions.

•"How many walkers have you killed?

•"How many people have you killed?"

•"Why?"

According to Gabriel he's never killed a walker, and never killed a person before. This is pretty shady especially since this is the zombie apocalypse. How has this guy survived so long without having to do these things? Gabriel tells Rick and his group that he has a church where he locked himself in for months. On their journey there Rick questions if Gabriel was watching them earlier. He says he hasn't and that he doesn't often wander from the church.




The group comes across the church. Rick insists on scouting out the area just to make sure this isn't a trap of any sort. Good idea in my opinion.  A few of Rick's group check out the place. It's fairly clean and normal looking. There are bibles laid out in one room where it looks like Gabriel wrote scriptures over and over again. 



"Thou shalt not kill"

There are cans of empty food lined up on the stage. It looks like Father Gabriel had plenty to eat for some time. This place doesn't look like a trap!

Before Rick and a few of the others leave to scout for food Rick gives Carl some advice.

"You are not safe no matter how many people are around. Never let your guard down. Ever."



Rick thinks Father Gabriel is hiding something. I've read the comics it's nothing as bad as Rick thinks. Then again they could change it in the show. We'll see.

Father Gabriel leads Rick, Michonne, Sasha and Bob to a food bank that's overrun. 

Meanwhile Daryl and Carol collect water and other supplies nearby. Daryl understands why Carol doesn't want to talk about what happened with Tyreese on the road. They stumble across an abandoned car. They plan to use it for backup if things go south at the church.



Will Carryl finally happen this season?? 
Me:

Rick and Father Gabriel get to the food bank. All the food is trapped in the flooded basement with walkers. There's a lot of food down there as well. Ugh! I didn't think this was worth the risk but Rick had a plan in mind. They were going to use the shelves with the food to block the walkers. One of the walkers making it's way towards the group upsets Gabriel. He obviously knows them. His sins are finally catching up to him.


Bob approaches some bubbling water and is suddenly dragged underneath by a walker. I was like, "Shit he's been bit..." He pops back up holding a decomposed walker at arm's length. It doesn't appear that he's been bit.  The group collects the canned food and heads back to the church.


Rick finds Carl examines something he found around the church. Carl finds scratch marks on some of the window panels of the church. He also finds someone carved the words. "You'll burn for this," on the side of the church.

A clue perhaps? We'll find out about Gabriel's past later. ;)

Later that night the group has a huge feast with the food they collected earlier that day. Abraham makes a toast to the survivors. He offers the idea of joining him and his people to go to Washington to cure the epidemic. Rick and the group are in. They want to head to Washington. Sasha goes to hold Judith for awhile but before she gets up to leave Bob wants one more, referring to a kiss. She kisses him and leaves. Bob watches her walk off looking a little sad. This made me nervous.

Tara confesses to Maggie that she was apart of the Governor's group. She tells her she didn't want that to be hidden. Maggie accepts her apology and hugs her. She's apart of their group now.

Rick still wants to know what Gabriel is hiding. He's determined to find out what it is. Rick threatens that whatever he is hiding affects his group in any way he will kill him.

Carol snuck off from the church and returns to the abandoned car on the side of the road. Someone approaches her in the dark. It's Daryl he wants to know why she's out here on her own. A car drives by and the two duck out of sight. That is until Daryl realizes it's the same car that kidnapped Beth! It has the cross on the back windshield. Carol and Daryl get into the car and go after the vehicle.


Meanwhile back at the church, Bob is outside alone he seems upset by something. He walks off into the woods and leans against a tree. He starts crying. I'm pretty sure Bob was bit at this point. Why else would he be crying? Then out of nowhere a figure knocks him out from behind! OH GOD.

Bob wakes up with a blurry vision. He sees unfamiliar faces of people surrounding a campfire. Who are these people. A voice calls out to him. "Waking up?" That voice sounds familiar. It's Gareth in Bob's face. "Good news is you're not dead yet. That's a relief, right?"

Bob looks around and notices everyone has knives. Gareth explains that they didn't want to hurt him before. They didn't want to pull him away from his group or scare him. Gareth is pissed that his people have to be out in the open just like everyone else. In order to survive we have to hunt.

"I just hope you understand that nothing happening to you now is personal. We would have done this to anybody. We will, but, no matter how much we hate this ugly business a man's gotta eat."

Bob looks down and notices his right leg is gone!

Me:

Gareth takes a bit of out a piece of meat. Yep, that's Bob's leg he's eating. In fact everyone around the campfire is eating Bob's leg.

"If it makes you feel any better, you taste much better than we thought you would."

Rating:
7/10

It was a slower episode compared to last week which is fine, and I still liked it.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 501 Premiere: "No Sanctuary" Review & Recap


"Hunt or be hunted." 

It's been a long summer, but I've kept myself busy with other shows. Mostly reality but now it's Fall and some of the best television programs return to TV, that includes The Walking Dead now in its fifth season!

Then:

"We should have never put up the signs. What the hell did we think was going to happen? We brought them here," one of the Terminus men say as they're locked away in a train cart. The same one that Rick and his group have been stashed away in.

"We were trying to do something good," Gareth says reassuring their mistake. Something went explicitly wrong with their good deed of accepting outsiders.

"What are we now, Gareth..?"

Fade to:

Now:
Rick and his group make a selection of weapons using clothing items, belt buckles, hoop earrings, chains, wooden shivs. They make a plan for their escape.

"Go for their eyes first, then for their throats," Rick instructs.

That's until tear gas is launched into their train car thwarting their plan of escape.

Rick and his men are led into a warehouse where someone is in the process of being dismembered. Gruesome. 


The first ten minutes of the teaser were absolutely terrifying. Gareth and his men have all of Rick's men lined and tied up as they prepare to kill them. There are some other guys there we aren't as familiar with lined up. Sam, being one of them (the guy who stole Rick's watch last season.) 



The Termites go down the line bashing the men's heads in with a bat along with slitting their throats, and draining their blood into the troff. It's like a slaughter house and the anticipation of getting killed grows closer as they get further down the line. Gareth comes in ignoring the bloodshed like it's a daily routine as he jots down notes in his journal.

Bob begs Gareth to listen as he pleads for their lives. Gareth doesn't want to hear any of it. Bob tells Gareth that they have a man who says he knows of a cure. 

Rick tells Gareth that he hid a bag full of guns that he plans on using to kill him with. Ballsy. Gareth is amused by this, and allows his men to go back to business until he hears explosions outside.

~Start Intro~

Carol and Tyreese are still out on their own. They come across a poster for Terminus and are getting closer now. A large walker herd is heading their way. They duck for cover to hide from the walkers, hoping they haven't spotted them. They hear gun fire, or so they think. The Walker herd diverts their direction towards the sound, saving Tyreese and Carol from dealing with them. Was someone attacking Terminus, or was Terminus attacking someone?

Meanwhile a man sets up fireworks as he talks to another person over a walkie. He's setting up explosions to draw the walkers away from Terminus. Carol and Tyreese overtake him when they hear him talking about their people. They interrogate him and the guy swears they only have The Kid and The Samurai.


Carol knows she has to save them from impending doom as Terminus doesn't sound like the sanctuary it claims to be. She leaves Tyreese and Judith with the tied up Termite to go save the rest of the group. She disguises herself in walker guts to infiltrate Terminus and to bypass the walkers. She sneaks up to the fence where Rick, Daryl, and Michonne had hidden their guns. It's there that she spots Rick, Daryl, Glen, and Bob being dragged off by the Termites.



Carol aims her gun towards the large propane tank inside of Terminus. The people of Terminus realize a large herd is heading their way. Carol uses some of the fireworks she stole from the guy in the woods, and aims it towards the propane tank. The tank blows up allowing the herd to flood into the sanctuary. Carol is able to sneak in being undetected by looking like a walker, and walking among the other undead.

Rick and the others manage to escape and kill some of the Termites. Meanwhile Maggie, Michonne, Abraham, Rosita, Carl, and Eugene wait in the train car. 

Outside Walkers have invaded Terminus and have killed a number of the termites. Carol searches for her people while taking out a few more termites along the way. Rick and the guys stumble across a room with human flesh and body parts on meat hooks. They know these are some fucked up people they're dealing with. Glen notices other people screaming from other train cars. He wants to help release them. They release some freaky tattooed dude who tells Rick that, "They're the same." Ominous foreshadowing perhaps?

Carol manages to stumble across a room where she finds Daryl's crossbow. She snags it and also grabs the watch that Sam had gotten away with. (Rick's watch)


Rick and Co stab, beat, and kill as many walkers as they can on the way out of Terminus as well as killing some other Termites.

Carol stumbles into the weird ritual room. Still really creepy... Mary just so happens to be there and tells Carol to drop her weapons. Carol over takes Mary and they fight. Obviously Carol is going to win this fight.


Mary tells Carol that the signs were real. It was a sanctuary but people came and took this place. They raped, killed and left.  Apparently Gareth and the termites overtook whoever had taken over and gotten their place back. 

"You're the butcher or you're the cattle." - Mary

Carol wants to know where her people are. Mary doesn't answer. Bitch, you answer Carol or you get a shot to the kneecap.


Tyreese can see the smoke from Terminus while he waits in the toolshed with the tied up Termite. That is until he uses Judith as a hostage! He tells Tyreese to go outside where a group of walkers have collected in front of the door. Tyreese obeys only to save Judith from getting her neck snapped. At this point it doens't look for good for Ty, but last season he took on a pretty big herd on his own with just a hammer.


Turns out Tyreese just mauled over the walkers and takes out the Termite holding Judith hostage. He punches him in the face over and over again. "I won't. I won't," he keeps repeating. Tyreese has never had to kill another living human. He's only killed walkers. He wants to cling onto the humanity he has left.

Rick gets the rest of the group from the train car and lets them out. Everyone makes their escape for the fence. They climb over it just before the walkers can get them. The group heads to the spot that Rick hid their back up weapons. Rick wants to kill the rest of the termites, everyone else is adamant.


Carol approaches the group and we have a lovely reunion of Carol and Daryl. Awwww!


Carol pretty much saved their asses. Rick forgives Carol and she's accepted back into the group. This was a really beautiful moment. Carol takes them back to where she left Tyreese and Judith. Rick and Carl are reunited with her. Sasha is reunited with her brother. The whole group is back together. Yay!



We also find out that Tyreese killed that dude. He did what he had to do and his character is developing. You gotta do some messed up things to survive in this world. The group heads as far away as they can from Terminus. But along the way Rick marks one of the signs to turn away other survivors from making the same mistake.


Then when we think it couldn't possibly get better.... Morgan appears! He stumbles across the marked sign that Rick had just fixed. Why is Morgan out in these parts? What's up with the marked trees? What is going to happen?



Stay tune for next Sunday!

Review:

9/10